Painless Childbirth

The pain of childbirth is not remembered. It’s the child that’s remembered. Words cannot express the joy of new life. SYNOPSIS Labor pain can be excruciating. Many women have low pain thresholds and are unable to bear such pain. For them, painless delivery may be a need. In [...]

PCOS Awareness Month

September is PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) awareness month. PCOS affects women of reproductive age (15-49 years). Worldwide, it affects 4%–20% (8-40 crore) of women. In India, it affects 3.7% to 22.5% (1.3-7.9 crore) of women.  PCOS is not yet recognized as an important health problem. But prevention and [...]

NATIONAL DOCTORS’ DAY 2022: TODAY’S DOCTOR

“The life so short, the craft so long to learn.” ― Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BCE)  "In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men." ― Cicero (106 - 43 BCE)  Indian & American Robotic Surgeons, North Shore University, New York Doctors and health  [...]

Women’s Health and Yoga

Yoga is thousands of year-old discipline to engender mind-body harmony. Most of its development was between 500 BCE and 800 CE. From the 1970s, yoga spread worldwide and has become part of urban culture. The three main practices of Yoga are asana (posture), pranayama (breath control) and dhyana [...]

BEST FOOD FOR HEALTHY PREGNANCY

Healthy food is crucial to healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. During pregnancy, you need certain essential nutrients. You should get these from the food. Or, if necessary, from supplements. Also, certain foods should be avoided because these are harmful for the fetus. Essential nutrients The five essential nutrients [...]

Covid and Masks

“Masks are incredible. … they have saved lot of lives … A mask is cheap, and easy to stockpile. Masks are magical and they don’t have much downside.” Bill Gates, founder BMGF which has committed over US$2 billion to the global COVID-19 response. Covid’s resurgence has once again raised [...]

World Liver Day

"Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver." - William James After the brain, the most complex and the most vital organ of the body is liver. It is the largest internal organ in the body and performs over five hundred functions. Life without a healthy [...]

Brain Foods

Brain health is the ability to perform all the mental processes of cognition, including the ability to learn and judge, use language, and remember. - The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food. –Hippocrates SYOPSIS Food [...]

COVID AND MENTAL HEALTH

“Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain.” — Matt Haig Physical health problems caused by Covid pandemic have overshadowed the mental health problems it has caused. But [...]

Boost Immunity, Beat Omicron

"You don't want your immune system to be stronger, you want it to be balanced. Too much of an immune response is just as bad as too little response.”Suzanne L. Cassel, MD To succeed, a false slogan must contain an element of truth. In the slogan ‘Boost Immunity, [...]